How do I take care of my XE-1 in regions with high salinity and temperatures

This article describes steps that you can take to minimise the effects of high salinity and temperatures on the life and performance of the XE-1 Hydrofoiler

Problems associated with high salinity and temperatures

  • Increased rate of corrosion
  • Reduced overall battery life measured in charge cycles
  • Unable to use Fast Charge due to increased battery temperature

Mitigation actions

  • Always wash down with fresh water after use
    • If you were riding in water with high salinity, perform the washdown procedure as described in the following video:
  • Never store in a bike bag when wet but allow your bike to aerate and dry
  • Charge batteries in a temperature controlled room